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Interbike Booth Babes

Booth Babes at Interbike are a Turnoff

…heir nose up at you. Look are Everything Boobs sell, so do colors, smiles and warm welcomes. An early morning at Sea Otter, a booth with free coffee will have more traffic than any booth with tank top clad boobs. The Luna Chix team trailer at Sea Otter is always slammed. These women are friendly, gave away free food and took the time to talk to everyone interested. They are real women that come back from warm up laps muddy, that are well versed o…

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Airborne Cyclocross Bike

Review: 2011 Airborne Delta CX

…h Carolina. Unfortunately it was a commute from hell. A flat in the middle of the worse part of town, a slipping seat post, and a creaking bottom bracket. All of these things are my own fault, a demo bike that was used in Sea Otter deserved a complete overhaul before a serious first ride. I didn’t give my little bike that luxury. On my commute I did realize a few things on the bike quickly: I love disc brakes on cyclocross bikes The handle…

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Motivational Monday - Sara Stearns

Motivational Monday: Sara Stearns

Sara Stearns is a reader of Bike Shop Girl and is an inspirational woman through and through.  While at the Sea Otter Classic I was able to meet Sara face to face.  She’s a pilot for an air ambulance that services the Sea Otter Classic every year.  One of the days she was working she landed her helicopter and walked in to the Ladies Lounge in her pilot uniform!  When I asked her to be one of my motivational Monday features she bulked, why…

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2012 SRAM Gold Rusch Tour

Introducing the 2012 SRAM Gold Rusch Tour

…ain. Events across the country to encourage women to get on their bikes and ride! 2012 SRAM Gold Rusch Tour The Sea Otter Ladies Lounge at the Sea Otter Classic: April 19-22 Drop by the SRAM booth and meet your favorite female pros. Ask questions, check out new gear and listen in on our mini tech clinics. Rebecca and the other pros will also host short ride clinics and pump track sessions. For more information on tour specifics and updates, plea…

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Camelbak Octane 18X Preview

Camelbak Octane 18X Hydration Backpack Preview

MSRP: $99.00 Water Capacity: 100oz Size: Expanded 20L, Closed 16L Weight: 1LB Details from Camelbak The CamelBak Octane 18X weighs in at just a pound and with 18L of fully expanded cargo capacity, this pack is perfect for 3+ hours of nonstop action. The Octane 18X features an independent suspension, easy to reach stash pockets, a harness pocket and an expandable cargo pocket so you can comfortably carry everything you need which moving fast. G…

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Motivational Monday with Wendy Davis

Motivational Monday, a Monday tradition at Bike Shop Girl, my goal to keep you motivated and to be striving on the bike even during a hard week or long hours at work. Are you a woman that bicycles? Fill out this easy form and be part of our motivational movement! What’s your name and location? Wendy Davis in great Missouri What type of cycling do you enjoy? mountain, single-speed, gravel, cross, road What is your first cycling memory? Ju…

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Answer ProTaper 650 XC Handlebar

Review: Answer Products ProTAPER 650 XC Handlebar in Pink

While at Sea Otter this past spring I was hooked up with the new pink Answer Products ProTaper XC Flatbar. After installing and riding the bar for a couple months (15 or 20 rides) I can give some honest feedback. ProTaper 650 XC Bars Details Width: 685mm Weight: 235g (flat) Back Sweep: 3º Colors: PINK, Mango, Red, Green, Brunette (brown), Black Answer ProTaper 650 XC Review While the handlebar got me at…

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Yuba Bikes Spicy Curry

Preview: Yuba Bikes Spicy Curry Electric Cargo Bike

…rrie Technologies to build a car replacing cargo bike, the Spicy Curry. This bike will be officially launched at Sea Otter but Yuba sent out some spec info out earlier today. The only thing missing on this bike, in my opinion, is a generator front hub and lights. 20 inch rear wheel for better balance. Plug-in cargo system with optional Truck Bed Add-On that creates a four-foot-square cargo area. Integrated adapter to easily install or remo…

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Motivational Monday Katie Holden

Motivational Monday with Katie Holden

I met Katie last year at Sea Otter. A kick ass, down to earth, downhill chick. She talked about mountain technique, safety and was a smiling face that many women need to see when relating to “GNAR-CORE” riders. Super approachable and always wanting to help other women get stronger! What’s your name and location? My name is Katie Holden and I live in Scotts Valley, CA (near Santa Cruz) What type of cycling do you enjoy? I was born an…

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